The word respect means several different things to many people. Sometimes it is looked at as the “golden rule”. This was taught to many of us as children. The golden rule states that you should treat people the way that you would want to be treated.
The origin of the word respect comes from the Latin language. The prefix of this word, “re”, means “back”. The suffix, “spectre”, meaning “to look at”. Thus forming the word, “respectre”. Over the centuries this word transformed into the word, “respectus”. By the later years it was shortened to the form we use now. Respect. The word respect is used less and less over the centuries according to statistics. Respect can be used as either a noun or a verb. Here are the definitions: Noun
1. A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, achievements, or qualities.
2. A particular point, aspect, or detail.
1. Admire for (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, and achievements.
The synonyms of the word are esteem and admire. The antonyms as follows are disregard, disobey, scorn, and despise. Over all respect is a positive word.
The Army holds a strong set of core values. Each soldier is also required to instill that same set of values and beliefs. The Seven Core Army Values define what being a soldier is about. These values include Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. What I have learned so far in the military is that you cannot follow one without also abiding by the other values and living by them as well. All of these values intermingle with each other. You cannot have one without the other. Each soldier believes that one value is more important than the others. I believe that they all withhold equal importance. But I do have a favorite value, which is selfless service. The non-commissioned-officers and specialist promotables, on the other hand, must learn how to grow and maintain...